Job Requisition Number: 25891. The Innovative Genomics Institute IGI is composed of diverse researchers with a powerful combined expertise. After the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 system for rewriting DNA, we saw the potential of applying this technology to solve some of humanity’s greatest problems. Our scientists conduct world-class research, driven by the real possibility to cure human disease, end hunger, and protect the environment.
The Finance Officer reports to the IGI Managing Director and is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Institute’s currently $10M operating budget, which is projected to grow exponentially over the next few years as the Institute expands its dynamic research program and partnerships. The Finance Officer establishes fiscal controls and applies professional financial concepts to ensure that ongoing fiduciary responsibility and oversight is maintained.
Financial Management and Analysis: •Independently conduct complex budget, financial, and resource analysis projects. •Gather, analyze, prepare and summarize recommendations for financial and resource plans. •Develop financial models for reporting, analyzing and forecasting. •Ensure compliance with division and campus key control requirements. Work with unit managers and research administrators to take timely corrective action when needed. •Coordinate fund transfers, department budget allocations, and maintain chart of accounts and other data. •Monitor business and financial services provided by CSS to ensure smooth handoff and delivery of service. •Manage pre-award process and serve as a liaison in the development of contract and grant proposals and provide post-award financial administration and management of research funds. •Oversee implementation of college and campus-wide system solutions, utilizing various campus systems to resolve complex financial and budgetary issues.
Budgeting: •Manage the Institute’s annual budget process, work with unit managers to create detailed annual budgets. •Build the annual Forecast and Operating Budget in CalPlanning. Perform quarterly variance analysis and make adjustments to the Forecast throughout the year. •Develop and implement recharge activities for the Institute. •Create budgets for sponsored research proposals, including multi-institute proposals.
Financial Reporting: •Develop, prepare and design complex monthly, annual and ad hoc financial reports, determining data needs, appropriate information sources, and data elements. •Develop key management reports to enable decision-making, provide analysis and metrics to measure performance against budget targets throughout the year. •Create customized financial reports for unit managers and work with managers to ensure optimal financial performance.•Has knowledge of GAAP, and UC finance policies, practices and systems or a demonstrated ability to develop knowledge quickly. •Working knowledge of contract and grant transactions and related policy requirements. •Demonstrated ability to independently gather, organize, and perform financial analyses. •Excellent project management skills. •Ability to rapidly acquire expertise in logical business rules associated with Berkeley’s financial systems and associated data structures. •Experience in pre-award administration, proposal preparation and submission processes. •Strong interpersonal skills and political acumen. •Advanced MS Excel skills; creative and expert use of other MS Office tools (Visio, Powerpoint, Project) to meet deliverable requirements •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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